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Les Paul at 105 – A Virtual Celebration – June 6-9, 2020

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The Mahwah Museum presents an online concert June 6-9 to celebrate Les Paul’s 105th birthday with Lou Pallo (& guests), Muriel Anderson, and Thom Bresh.

Lou Pallo played regularly with Les for over 30 years at Fat Tuesdays then at The Iridium. In an interview, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, described Lou as “ an incredible guitar player” and the man “who knows a million chords”. In addition to Les, Lou’s early influences included Tony Mottola. Lou has worked with a wide variety of celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald to Mr. Richards himself.  Performing June 7, 4:00pm.

Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, Nightlight Daylight, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and she has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Performing June 6, 7:00pm.

Thom Bresh was born in Hollywood, California and raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was one of the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a “World Class” guitarist that deserves to be heard.” Performing June 6; 5:30pm.

Conversation with Gene Paul

Join us for a conversation with the Gene Paul, the son of the legendary musician and guitar innovator, Les Paul. Gene will share stories of his father with moderator Charlie Carreras, Vice President, Mahwah Museum, Professor Emeritus of History, Ramapo College. 
June 9, 7:00pm

Zoom Event: Registration required

Viewers may see the performances on the Les Paul In Mahwah Facebook page or on YouTube

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Thom Bresh

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Muriel Anderson

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Lou Pallo

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